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A#13 Common Online Terminologies


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A#13 Common Online Terminologies

  1. 1. Common Online Terminologies Corinne Ena Custodio Bachelor of Secondary Education University of Santo Tomas
  2. 2. EMAIL • A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network. • E-mail is asynchronous and does not require the receiver of the message to be online at the time the message is sent or received. • E-mail also allows a user to distribute messages to large numbers of recipients instantaneously. Source:
  3. 3. BLOG • A Website containing the writer’s or group of writer’s own experiences, observation, opinion etc. • Commonly uses images and links to provide aesthetic sites. Source:
  4. 4. Online Chat • May refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to reciever. • Similar to a spoken conversation is created but over internet forums, emails, social networking sites etc. Source:
  5. 5. Social Bookmarking • A centralized online service which enables users to add, annotate, edit and share bookmarks of web documents. • Doesn’t save the resources themselves but merely bookmarks that reference them. (eg. A link to bookmarked page) Source:
  6. 6. URL • Uniform Resource Locator • Web Address • A specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource. • URL of a webpage is displayed on top inside an address bar.
  7. 7. Podcast • A program (as of music or talk) made availale in digital format for automatic download over the Internet. Web Feed • A data format used for providing users with frequently updated content.
  8. 8. Streaming • A multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end- user while being delivered by a provider. • A sequence of data over time.
  9. 9. VoIP • A new technology that will improve the way we communicate. • Voice transmitted over a digital network • Referred to as IP telephony • Uses internet protocols to make possible enhanced voice communications.
  10. 10. Wiki • A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it. Social Networking • A platform to build social networks or relations among people according to their interests, backgrounds etc. • Consists of representation for each user (profile).
  11. 11. WWW • World Wide Web • System of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via Internet. • Using a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain multimedias such as text, pictures, videos etc. and navigate through hyperlinks.
  12. 12. HTML • A computer language that is used to create Web Sites on the Internet. • A mark-up language that is used to create documents on the World Wide Web incorporating text, graphics, sound, video, and hyperlinks.
  13. 13. Sources: • Wikipedia • • MerriamWebsterDictionary